Out & About

Thames Barge by Jon Cowdock

Out and About is the name we give to outings organised on an informal basis which enable members to visit places of interest, practice their photography and spend time together (with suitable refreshment stops included).

In order to remain as inclusive as possible, we try to offer a range of outings – weekdays and weekends, daytimes and evenings, local and further afield, town and country. Where possible, there is no restriction on numbers; friends and family members are usually very welcome.

There is no set schedule for the year, but members will be kept fully informed of forthcoming events. Members are invited to offer suggestions for outings (or even to organise them).

Outings are overseen by our ‘Out & About’ co-ordinator – Dominic Murtagh

Forthcoming Out and About outings will be published on this page.

A TPS Out and About Flickr page is available for members to share (and comment on) photos taken on our outings. Please let Dominic know if you would like to join this Flickr group. 

Godstone – Sunday 16 September 

An informal Out and About will take place in Godstone on the morning of Sunday 16 September.
The format will be:
10.00 – meet in car park of White Hart Barn
10.00 – 11.30 – wander round the environs of Godstone (maybe in small groups) to take photos. I will wait until at least 10.15 for late arrivals.
11.30 – meet up in car park for refreshments (at either The Green Rooms cafe or The White Hart pub)

It would be useful, but not necessary, to let me know in advance who is coming.

Crossness Pumping Station – Tuesday 16 October 
​​Please read this note from John Nathan. Unfortunately Tuesday grandparenting duties preclude me from going on this trip.

Don’t miss an opportunity to see this Victorian masterpiece of engineering. Built by Joseph Bazelgette in the 19th century, it was the pumping station for the first large sewage system in London. It is not a sewage works any more, but is a grade 1 listed building with some of the best Victorian ironwork anywhere. The beam engine is not working at present, as asbestos has been found.
They have a few open days each year, and one or two guided tours. John Nathan has bought six tickets for a guided tour- when hopefully there will be far fewer people than on the open days, so better for photography.

Each ticket is £ 7.18- I will go so have five tickets to get rid of- first come first served. You can give me cash or a cheque at a club evening, or pay me by direct bank transfer. We will go by car, hopefully just two cars, as parking is limited. There is a café. It will make an interesting Out & About, even without the beam engine running. Please email j.nathan@ntlworld.com for further details.

John Nathan.